Video artist and teacher Martha Rosler looks at the media portrayal of Mary Beth Whitehead and Mr. Sperm in the debate over property rights to a baby girl and control of women's bodies. Produced by Paper Tiger TV (NY, NY)
This epic television series initiated a whirlwind of discussion and debate when it was first broadcast to a national audience in China in 1988. Excerpts from a six part Chinese documentary series: Xia Jun/director; Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang/script.Made in the period of maximum openness and press freedom, it utilized an experimental and expressive text and score to review China's past and future prospects. Subsequently banned, its scriptwriter was among the most wanted intellectuals after the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
This program profiles ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), the effective and inventive national AIDS activist organization. In 1989, ACT UP, a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis, spawned DIVA-TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists) to organize independent video makers involved in AIDS activism. Working collectively to produce images of ACT UP's often massive, always colorful, protests, DIVA-TV is a prime... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Part one of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and shows how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
Personal vignettes on health care are featured in this short video from a lesbian perspective. Topics include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS and breast cancer. Produced by DYKE TV (NY, NY). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
From One Prison: Part 1: Women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war
A sensitive portrait of Elvia Alvarado, a campesino leader in Honduras who dedicated her life to organizing. Her story demonstrates the cruelty of poverty and how people can work together to change their reality. Produced by Laura Rodriguez and Rick Tejada Flores (Honduras/San Francisco, CA)
Ohio State professor and feminist cultural critic Judith Mayne dives into the hothouse of soap opera subculture to discover the mechanisms of their appeal. Produced by Paper Tiger TV at the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus OH)
Feminist home-girls offer an indestructible analysis of sex, class and gender attitudes in the Black and Latino communities as they inform the potential for cultural understanding and political liberation. Topics: Feminist, Feminism, Gender, Sex, Class, Politics, Black, Latino
byOsa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions
2-Spirited people (Native lesbians and Gay men) from the Bay Area share their experience of overlapping gender, ethnic and cultural identities as they explore and define their visions of utopia. Coordinating Producer: Osa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions (Oakland, CA )
The lives and words of Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers, and the Puerto Rican Independentistas are the framework for the histories of Geronimo Pratt, Dylcia Pagan, Mumia Abu Jamal and Alejandrina Torres. The isolation, physical abuse and injustice endured by the young activists trapped by COINTELPRO twenty years ago make a mockery of United States human rights policies. With Assata Shakur and William Morales, they are powerful voices for justice and self-determination. Coordinating Producers:...
From One Prison: Part 2: women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Anti-communism has been such a fixture of our conceptual landscape that many of us take it for granted. This film is lively compilation of clips from anti-communist propaganda films intercut with footage taken from an international conference at Harvard University in 1989. This show is an analytic and often humorous look at America's fear of red. Highlights of the tape include segments from a US propaganda film hosted by Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis on a network talk show discussing what... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Part two of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east, women
Internationally acclaimed author Alice Walker talks about growing up poor in rural Georgia and the experiences that led her to become a writer. She also reads excerpts from her best known novel. Part of a ten half-hour shows in which some of the greatest writers of our time, including two Nobel Laureates, challenge the assumptions of traditional realities. Series produced by Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr.
Underground video was an important tool during the Marcos era and contributed to the Aquino revolution. In the rejuvenated atmosphere within traditional Philippine media institutions, President Aquino has become the protagonist in a soap opera and the brunt of ribald satiric humor. A skit on a weekly comedy show Six O'Clock News, where a genial Bush twists Aquino's arm for continued U.S. military bases. Next, an emotional melodrama uses double exposure and surreal juxtapositions to address the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Part twelve of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east, Baghdad
Part seven of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
This program features five lesbians sharing their experiences, memories and personal histories concerning lesbian health care in San Diego, Calif. Today, many lesbians see health care as the number one priority in the lesbian and gay community. As health care professionals, artists and activists, these women advocate for lesbian rights, demonstrate safer sex methods for lesbians and hold annual lesbian health fairs - where many lesbians receive their first pelvic exam. Produced by : HAVACOW...
This program documents environmental health movements around the country, showing how three different communites of color have fought for environmental justice. Grass roots activists are shown informing their communities about the threat of toxins in their environment; in the process, communities empower themselves by gaining access to this vital information. This program is co-produced by El Puente, a Latino community center in Brooklyn, NY and long time leader in the environmental movement....
Video News Services (VNS) a South African video collective has been in operation since 1985. Created to produce video about South Africa, by South Africans, essentially for South Africans, VNS materials are distributed in collaboration with Afravision primarily in South Africa, in large part to mass organizations. A powerful analysis of the escalating violence that followed the launch of the Inkatha Freedom Party in the early 1 990's. This documentary reaches beyond the shocking images to...
Penn State Dean Brian Winston surveys the dream logic of the nightly network news --what's news and what's not? And why do we get so many pictures of men getting out of limousines? Produced by Paper Tiger TV (NY. NY)
While AIDS has received much media attention, many perspectives on the situation have been ignored or distorted. This program looks at facets of the epidemic that have made it to the mainstream media. "Test drugs, not people!" say activists in the inspiring tape "Testing the Limits." In a special report from the October 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, there is documentation of the 'Names Project' (a huge memorial quilt dedicated to those who have died of...
Glass Jaw chronicles the filmmaker's recovery from a pistol whipping and his ensuing emergency brain surgery in July 1991. All of the voices, words, music and images are by Michael O'Reilly. Glass Jaw uses the Pixelvision PSL200 camera as the primary image generator and the Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard for all of the sound effects and music. Produced by Michael O'Reilly (Philadelphia, PA). and The Unfinished Symphony is an experimental, autobiographical documentary of a spinal fusion operation....
Women's work in access exposes viewers to alternative images of women's lives and helps audiences see how insidiously sexist most network TV is. This show includes work from three women's cable groups: Video women in Pittsburgh, Women's Video Collective in Boston and The Women's Cable Consortium in Tucson. Produced by Martha Wallner and Adrienne Jenik (NY, NY) Topic: deep dish tv
Investigates the military and energy industries and explores the interlocking interests between the two. Includes Dessima Williams, former Ambassador to Grenada; Joe Stork, MERIP; Alexandra Allen, Greenpeace; Catherine Tompa, Daughters of Mother Jones.
Alternative coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Check out who is "Not on the Guest List" - a group of activists tired of retrenchment and cutbacks...See confrontations with Chicago's finest, a Leonard Peltier demo and abortion clinic battles. (58:00) Produced by Kate Kirtz and Counter Media
With the December 10th, 1989 demonstration by ACT UP and WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) at St. Patrick's Cathedral as its focus, Like a Prayer is more than a simple documentation of that event. This show explores the many issues that were cause for the action - as well as those resulting from it - while charting the course of events both inside and outside the church. Like a Prayer is composed of several sections including an analysis of the demonstration as it was portrayed in... ( 1 reviews )
To most North Americans, Central America is a blur of incomprehensible political violence. This program puts together excerpts on the countries that make up the region, clarifying the distinctions and providing a road map to better understanding the region and the role of the US. government. The show includes segments of powerful and investigative documentaries such as "Dark Light of Dawn" (about military repression under the new civilian rule in Guatemala) and "Enough Crying of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
This program is a look at the background of Mumia and the case against him. It describes his youth as an organizer with the Black Panther Party and the events surrounding the Move tragedy, intercut with an interview with Mumia from prison. Produced by Chris Bratton and Lamar Williams (Chicago, IL/Harrisburg PA)
Using this summer's Earth First! actions to protect redwoods as a starting point, this program documents the fight to save forests from Australia to the Amazon, and the efforts to re-forest the planet, from the Sahara to our own backyard. Includes an interview with Judy Barry, environmental activist, injured in car bomb, speaking from her death bed and the threats to her life by the timber industry. Coordinating Producers: Luana Plunkett and Neal Morrison (San Francisco, CA)
Warning Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Jenai Lane, protests against the subjugation of women in the media and beauty pageants. Mixed Messages by Kathryn Brew, video art. J. Mayne Reads Soap Opera Magazines by Paper Tiger, analysis of soap opera influences. Can You See Me Now by Holly Nattall. The Betucada Belles drum to Guayguanco a traditional Cuban rythym. We All Live Downstream: How Pollution on the Mississippi is effecting health by A. C. Warden and Karen Hirsch. Jungleland by... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Amid a galloping onslaught of misinformation and violence, lesbians and gay men in the U.S. are struggling harder than ever to claim their civil and human rights. While the insurgent Religious Right mobilizes to implement anti-gay measures state by state, the lesbian and gay community is activating to turn the tide of discrimination and keep its eyes on federal gay rights at the same time. Coordinating Producers: Catherine Saalfield and Cyrille Phipps for the Gay and Lesbian Emergency Media...
The first of this five hour series was curated especially for the Deep Dish TV series. The other four hours of this non-competitive festival were also carried on the DDTV Network. The Festival included excerpts of over 60 programs made by women. Tape segments are organized by theme - work, family, etc.- with each subject introduced by studio hosts and complimented by in-studio performances and readings. The festival was cablecast live on the Boston News Network in March of 1988. Produced by...
This tape confronts the mainstream media's distortion of what's going on in Central America and the complete lack of coverage of how North Americans are responding to US policies. Images not usually seen on gringo TV screens include homesick Gl's on maneuvers in Honduras, a Republican state senator's sympathy for the Sandinistas and a theater group's enactment of an El Salvadoran death squad's visit to Lafayette Park across from the White House. Produced by Martha Wallner Topic: deep dish tv
This portrait of Salvadoran refugees living in the U.S. suggests that even for those driven from home, the 1 2-year war in El Salvador has not ended. On top of unemployment, discrimination and exploitation, the U.S. has refused to recognize their status as refugees. Newly arrived Salvadoran families describe the other war which has just begun for those in El Salvador:-one where Salvadorans must confront their own devastated country. Produced by Roberto Arevalo in cooperation with Somerville... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
"What do we want? Nothing! When do we want it? Now!" cheer Ladies Against Women in their consciousness-lowering session. Theater and performance have always been used to challenge the present order or put forth an image of a better world and humor often provides a way to confront painful issues. This program captures some of the best political performers in action, including the Bread and Puppet Theater, San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Atomic Comics, and Teatro Campesino. Produced by...
Poor and non-white communities, from Bhopal to Brooklyn, are the most frequent targets of environmental hazards. This program examines the phenomenon of environmental racism and shows what grassroots movements are doing to redefine issues such as housing, education and health as environmental concerns. Coordinating Producer: Ada Gay Griffin for Third World Newsreel (NY, NY)
This program surveys the most innovative uses of access from across the country. This is television so refreshing that it will convince even the most cynical viewers that public access TV is worth watching (and making). It demonstrates how public access excels in opening television up to viewer interaction. In "What the Hell Do You Want?" host David Dawdy engages viewers in a dialogue about the problems of participatory democracy while sitting in a bathtub in the access studio of... Topics: Public Access, David Dawdy, Democracy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Mark Behar and Bryce, Racism, Homophobia
March 8th --International Women's Day-- was inspired by a militant street demonstration in 1908, when women from sweatshops and tenements on New York's Lower East Side marched to Union Square with demands for higher wages, better working conditions, the right to vote and an end to child labor. For the sixth consecutive year, the International Women's Day Video Festival commemorates this occasion with productions by women worldwide. This year the festival includes tapes from Sweden, Israel and...
A comprehensive critical analysis and re-evaluation of Latin American history by Latin Americans is the focus of this compilation program. The issues addressed here include the present historical situation of Latin America, the arrival and imposition of white European male power structures, and popular resistance against the many forms of colonization. Coordinating Producer: Raul Ferrera Balanquet for the Latino Midwest Video Collective (Iowa City, IA).
UNICOR demo, Bobby Castillo: former control unit prisoner, Maurice Bickham Freedom Party at WBAI, kNOw inJUSTICE rally: SF, Looking back at Attica, from Lock Down USA, New York three, Jean Stewart on Disabled Prisoners, Angela Davis and Pam Africa, Marcos Dominos
A look at the US. invasion from the point of view of Panamanian citizens who had to go underground during the U.S. occupation. ChuChu Martinez, mathematician, poet, playwright and philosopher discusses the history of the canal and the root causes of the U.S. aggression. Produced by CheChé Martinez (Panama/San Diego, CA).
Women and violence interview with Elaine Radavich. "Just Because of Who We Are" by Her media hate crimes against lesbians, rapes and threats against them. "A Fighting Chance" by Wendy Blair about rape. Interview with Ewan Bear about sexual abuse.
Part five of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
Part of the series: Behind Censorship: The Assault on Civil Liberties. Institutions of the dominant culture daily censor the voices and heritage of people of color in the USA through a process of acculturation and assimilation. Vibrant Voices examines the struggle of African-Americans and Native, Latino and Asian peoples for control of their heritage and communities. Topics: Censorship, Civil Liberties, dominant culture, heritage, acculturation, assimilation, African...
This program explores varied approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease based upon simultaneously treating the body, mind and spirit. The primary health care system fails in seeing the relationship between service delivery and the cultural orientation and gender of its patients. Therefore, it facilitates sickness as opposed to healing. The program features a look at the Lumumba Health Institute in Atlanta, GA., which provides holistic treatments for African-American women with...
Click to see Part 2: USA INCarcerated Visions of Freedom by Neal Morrison and Luana Plunkett and the Critical Resistance Production Collective.This program is an emotional and inspiring look at a growing movement of activists, artists and intellectuals who are mobilizing against the against the prison industrial complex. This tape highlights scenes from the historical Critical Resistance Conference held in Berkeley, California in September, 1998. With Angela Davis, Fred Ho, and others. Filled...